Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Preparation for Adulthood Lead (SEND)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£38,890 - £41,881 per annum

Following a review of SEND provision within Newcastle an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Preparation for Adulthood Lead, working as a key part of a new SEND structure for Newcastle, investing in the support and services we offer to children and young people.

You will use your knowledge and experience of working with young people aged 14-25 with SEND, alongside your excellent knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice to develop policies and processes which deliver good outcomes for children, young people and their families, ensuring the City Council meets its statutory responsibilities in this area.

Managing a small team of Caseworkers, you will provide strong leadership and guidance and continually seek to develop skills and experiences within your team with an understanding and commitment to shared learning and a collaborative approach to work.

You will use your excellent communication and organisational skills to work across sectors, establishing and developing effective professional relationships, and dealing with challenges in a constructive and proactive way always maintaining the focus on trying to achieve the best outcomes for young people.

Newcastle City Council offers the opportunity to work in a vibrant city within proactive and committed services with a genuine focus on establishing services and processes which support positive outcomes for the residents of Newcastle.

As an employee of NCC, you will access a flexible working scheme, have the ability to work from home as appropriate, as well as accessing annual leave and the Local Government Pension Scheme. As part of the SEND service you will join a positive, supportive and committed service, and will be a valued member where ideas and suggestions to continuously improve are shared and welcomed as part of a continual commitment to improvement.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Deanne Taylor on 07966 730669.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Interviews will be held on 16 March 2021.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

7 March 2021

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